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April 12 In the Press

Copyright © Kevin Cooper Photoline NUJ: Brian Campfield, ICTU President, at NIC ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference which took place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2016 in City Hotel Derry. MGMPR

Housing crisis is looming as ICTU warns against privatisation of NIHE portfolio

Northern Ireland is on the verge of a housing crisis if plans continue to transfer more and more Housing Executive stock to the voluntary sector.

Brian Campfield, President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), told delegates at the biennial conference that if the Housing Executive sells its portfolio of houses, then people would no longer be able to afford private rents, and, as a result, education and health would also suffer and jobs would be lost.

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April 12 In the Press

Copyright © Kevin Cooper Photoline NUJ: Peter Bunting, ICTU Assistant General Secretary, at NIC ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference which took place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2016 in City Hotel Derry. MGMPR

Farm groups support motion to stay in EU as ICTU lobby for workers’ interests

Farmers and businesses are being urged to work together – that’s a key message during a debate on Brexit at the ICTU conference today.

Peter Bunting, assistant General Secretary of the ICTU, said if Northern Ireland has a chance of growing its economy its members must vote ‘Yes’ in the EU referendum. Mr Bunting added that It is critical that farmers and the business community work in tandem to ensure members maximise the ‘Yes’ vote. Here’s the full story:

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April 11 In the Press

Michael Brown, the father of murdered Clare Wood (second left) and (from left to right) Michael's partner Elizabeth Betts, Hazel Blears MP, Michelle Livesey of radio station Key 103, and Clare's brother Adam Brown-Wilkinson hand in a petition at 10 Downing Street, in Westminster, London, calling for a law change giving women the right to know if their partner has a history of domestic abuse.

Father of murdered girl backs ICTU motion for the implementation of Clare’s Law

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions Biennial Delegate two day conference in Derry/Londonderry starts tomorrow at Derry City Hotel where a range of motions will be heard.

A motion being put forward on Wednesday is calling for the implementation of Clare’s Law in Northern Ireland. We interviewed Michael Brown, the father of Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex partner in 2006, to see if he would lend his support to the ICTU motion. Here’s the full story:

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March 22 In the Press

Markethill High School's Putting Pupils First campaign highlights demand for sixth form status. MGMPR

Business community demands pupils are put first with sixth form in Markethill

Markethill High School has been leading the ‘Putting Pupils First’ campaign for almost four years. The school is campaigning for a new build school and a sixth form.

Last week, the school hosted a business breakfast to engage with the business community and update them on the campaign’s progress. The business community continues to stand together with the school in its drive to campaign for pupils so they get the school they deserve. Here’s the story:

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March 15 In the Press

Dean Coppard from Uluru Bar & Grill tells MGMPR how his team of chefs stormed IFEX 2016 at this year's exhibition.

Uluru chefs storm IFEX16 bringing home string of awards to Armagh

IFEX is a premier event which showcases all things food and drink and this year’s Salon Culinaire Competition took place with chefs competing from across the region.

Dean Coppard tells our team how his chefs stormed IFEX bringing home a string of accolades to County Armagh. The Head Chef is delighted his team won Junior Chef of the Year, Junior Seafood Chef of the Year, Junior Culinarian Chef, Senior Lamb Chef and Butcher of the Year competitions at IFEX 2016.

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March 3 In the Press

Teachers at last year's Northern Conference

INTO to launch major lobbying campaign which will dominate 2016 election trail

Ireland’s largest teachers’ union is expected to confirm it will launch a major lobbying campaign on a scale which is unprecedented in Northern Ireland.

Tomorrow begins the annual Northern Congress at Hilton Templepatrick where INTO Northern Secretary, Gerry Murphy, will speak about the scale of the union’s efforts in its bid to place education at the top of politicians’ agendas during the forthcoming election campaign. Read full story here:

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March 2 Brand Journalism

MGMPR is a multi media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool

What is brand journalism and why you should adopt this approach to PR

Brand journalism is a powerful communication tool combining real reporting and engaging storytelling with an organisation’s brand, experts and experiences.

Our director Eleanor McGillie explains what is brand journalism and why global companies are fast adopting this tool as a new and fresh approach to telling their stories using journalism. Throughout our website you will see examples of our brand journalism approach on behalf of our clients.

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March 1 In the Press

Emerson's Foundation donates £422 to Action Cancer thanks to Uluru fashion show. Dean Coppard from Uluru Bar & Grill hands over the donation to Rebecca Dalzell from Action Cancer. MGMPR01.jpg

Independent supermarket launches new foundation to transform the community

AN independent supermarket has launched it’s own foundation in order to donate money which will help transform the community.

Emerson’s Supermarket, a 125-year-old supermarket, has created The Emerson’s Foundation which will directly benefit people living and working in the area through charitable donations. The foundation was launched today in conjunction with Uluru Bar & Grill to highlight the positive contributions both businesses make in the community.

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February 29 In the Press

Markethill High School and MGMPR Ltd collaborate for media campaign.

£150,000 investment announced for Markethill High a ‘step in the right direction’

The Department of Education have announced a £150,000 investment for Markethill High School – a move which has been welcomed by the school.

Principal James Maxwell said the £146,300 investment for the provision of prefabricated accommodation shows the Education Minister is taking positive steps to provide better facilities for the school and its pupils. Mr Maxwell reiterated the school’s sights are firmly set on a new build and sixth form provision.

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July 20 Case Study

MGMPR is a multi media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool

MGMPR Ltd team up with Tour of Ulster 2015 organisers to ramp up coverage

The Tour of Ulster cycle race took place in May 2015. Almost 150 cyclists from across the globe gathered to fight for the coveted pink jersey again.

The event was organised by Garry Nugent of BGN Management who worked tirelessly to ensure the race was a huge success. In order to ramp up the coverage, MGMPR Ltd was asked to get on board to ensure the race gained regional and national coverage which we were delighted to have achieved.

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November 10 Case Study

Rt Hon Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable MP with our client, Headforwards, who recruited MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Technology company recruits MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Job creation, sun, sea and fibre connectivity are words we think about when we think of beautiful Cornwall.

We love the Westcountry so when Headforwards approached MGMPR Ltd to manage the announcement of its new cloud contract with a global telecoms giant we were delighted. We are delighted to assist businesses in the South West build on their profiles and brand awareness using our storytelling skills.

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November 10 Case Study

Emersons, which employs 110 people, was first opened by Henry Alexander Emerson in 1889. It was then passed to his son Newton Emerson then on to his son Henry, right, and is now being run by Henry's son Gavin, left.

Emersons and MGMPR team up for PR therapy as £2million city investment rolls out

Our team at MGMPR Ltd know how to get people talking about brands and we know how to develop that conversation through storytelling.

Emerson’s supermarket in Northern Ireland is a 125-year-old household brand name which is currently investing £2million in the high street. We are delighted to tell the story of the investment which will bring shoppers back into the hub of the market square. Consumer PR matters. Tell Your Story!

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